More and more men are discovering the benefits of using essential oils to condition and maintain their beards. Oils can soften, strengthen and restore vital nutrients to facial hair, improving its overall look and feel. Among the most celebrated of these Bart Schablone essential oils is eucalyptus oil, which is also lauded for its antimicrobial and anti inflammatory properties. Applying eucalyptus oil to your beard could t be easier—after showering, simply rub a few drops into the hair at the roots and let the nourishing natural oils take care of the rest. Take a shower.
The best time to use a beard oil is when your skin and hair are still damp. Start by climbing into a warm shower and cleaning your beard thoroughly with shampoo. The heat will help open up your pores, allowing you to extract more benefit from the eucalyptus oil. Your facial hair should be damp, not soaking wet. Be sure to towel off beforehand. If you re between showers, just wash your face with warm water to open things up before you begin applying the oil. Squeeze a few drops of eucalyptus oil into the palm of your hand.
For shorter, newer beard growth, drops should be enough. For longer beards, use a dime-sized dab to ensure maximum coverage. Rub the oil between the palms of both hands.Remember less is more. Essential oils are very potent, so you ll only need to use a small amount. Work the oil into your beard. Stroke the hair from root to tip using the length of your hand. Massage the oil directly into your skin with your fingertips—this is where its unique properties will do the most good.
Use additional drops as needed to cover areas where growth is the thickest. Use your fingers or a beard comb to spread the oil deep into the inner reaches of your beard. You may experience a cool, tingling sensation when undiluted oil comes into contact with your skin. Leave the oil in for at least half an hour. As the oil sits on your face and hair, it will begin to infiltrate into the pores and follicles, nourishing them deep down. In the meantime, avoid scratching, wiping or pulling at your face.